What to pack to travel the world

All my stuff ready for packing

Here is an exhaustive list of what’s in my backpack, it’s a good reference for myself and it might also give you some ideas on what to take on your travels around the world. Take into account I am doing HelpX at the moment so I need some old clothes to work in, I also have a few medical problems so I need to carry more medication than usual.

Backpack

Osprey Exos 46 litre backpack with 2 litre hydration system

Clothing and Accessories

Lightweight rain jacket
Lightweight cotton hoody
2 x cotton long sleeve shirts
2 x merino wool t-shirts
Cotton t-shirt
3 x zip-off pants
2 x merino wool boxers
3 x merino wool socks
Cotton socks
Cap
Gloves
Belt
Boots
Flip flops
Knife
Watch
2 x leather band
Ring
2 x shades

Technical

MP3 player with charger
Phone with charger
Camera with batteries and cable
USB to UK wall adaptor
UK to EU wall adaptor
USB stick
Solar radio with cable
Skype headphones
Noise cancelling headphones

Toiletries

Toothbrush with paste
Aftershave
Razor with blades
Anti persperant
Water purification tablets
Dental floss
Comb
Neti pot
Antibacterial gel
Deodrant
Condoms
Suncream
Nail scissors

Medication

Paracetemol
Anti hystamines
Malaria tablets
Itch relief cream
Personal medication

Other

Medication boxes
Book with bookmark
Travel pillow
Padlock
Boot polish
Sponge ear plugs
Duck tape
Pillow case
Quick dry towel
Tennis ball
Chess set
2 x travel padlocks
Glasses
3 x pack of cards
Tom trick
2 x alpine music pro ear plugs
Pen
Cord
Rag
Plastic bag
Permanent marker
Elastic bands
Thermal cup
Mum stone

Money belt

List of items in backpack
Notepad
Various currency in coins and notes
EHIC card
Student ID
UK driving license
Passport
2 x bank cards
2 x doctors note for prescribed medication
Medical receipt
Visa photos
Photocopy of passport and driving license
Malaria info leaflet

This list was from my first backpacking trip, you might also want to see … What to pack to travel South East Asia which details what I took on my second backpacking trip.

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